Lamb - Saccone Woo Hoo, Did the Dems actually do this?

Morganna

Who will win this one? Aside from the overwhelming number of Dems on MOL rooting for another seat, Lamb couldn't be a nicer guy and Saccone couldn't be more creepy. He said last night that his adversaries hate Trump, the United States and God.  Quite a sweeping generalization.


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Morganna

50% in with Lamb ahead 52    47


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Elizabeth

New York times says Lamb wins at 52%.however, it's closing.


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DaveSchmidt


peaceinourtime said:

New York times says Lamb wins at 52%.hoever, it's closing.

I don't see the Times saying that anywhere yet. 


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Morganna


peaceinourtime said:

New York times says Lamb wins at 52%.

The votes are 75% in. Thought it was too close to call? They are 2% apart. Waiting for MSNBC to announce but I'll take the win!


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Morganna

Will Saccone demand a recount?


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librarylady

Scary  close right now 


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Elizabeth

No, you're right. I think someone was reading current numbers at that point. 

DaveSchmidt said:



peaceinourtime said:

New York times says Lamb wins at 52%.hoever, it's closing.

I don't see the Times saying that anywhere yet. 



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Morganna said:
The votes are 75% in. Thought it was too close to call? They are 2% apart. Waiting for MSNBC to announce but I'll take the win!

Wait for MSNBC, or the network or wire service of your choice. The Times doesn’t declare winners.


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mrincredible

It's less than a percentage point with 91% in. 

Is there a threshold for automatic recount?


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Elizabeth

Right.



DaveSchmidt said:



Morganna said:
The votes are 75% in. Thought it was too close to call? They are 2% apart. Waiting for MSNBC to announce but I'll take the win!

Wait for MSNBC, or the network or wire service of your choice. The Times doesn’t declare winners.



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Morganna

No No 50 50

The Russians are screwing with us.


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Elizabeth

Lamb's been winning all night. It would be something if Saccone wins.


It's definitely recount time. 


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Morganna

Something is not the word I had in mind.


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Elizabeth

They have to do it over with pencil and paper. I have no fingernails left.


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Morganna

An Independent got about 1000 votes.

Hope they used paper ballots.


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Elizabeth


Morganna said:

An Independent got about 1000 votes.

Hope they used paper ballots.

I bet they didn't use paper ballots in urban areas, maybe in rural ones.


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mrincredible

Someone is eking out a win tonight. If it's Saccone the Republicans should be relieved but worried about the November election. If it's Lamb the Republicans should be worried about the November election.

Remember Trump won this district by 20 points. 

Also remember the Democrats had to put forward a pro-gun pro-life candidate. 


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Morganna


mrincredible said:

Someone is eking out a win tonight. If it's Saccone the Republicans should be relieved but worried about the November election. If it's Lamb the Republicans should be worried about the November election.

Remember Trump won this district by 20 points. 

Also remember the Democrats had to put forward a pro-gun pro-life candidate. 

Not from this article. Its the kind of response you will hear from Chris Matthews or Biden. The response is that he is a Catholic and believes life begins at conception but that he would follow the law.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/conor-lamb-catholic-democrat-says-hed-vote-against-20-week-abortion-ban/article/2011744


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Elizabeth

This whole count is so fishy. With Saccone creeping up like this, i find it really, really, wierd.  There are over 6,000 absentee ballots according to John King on CNN. Kornacki's being a little flaky.


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Morganna

Groan, absentee ballots and we are in the 500 range.


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Elizabeth

This won't be done until the morning, because of the counting of absentee ballots.


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librarylady

PA recount rules, per @stevebruskCNN: No mandatory recount; petitions are allowed, and they'd have five days after each county completes its computation.


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Morganna

7000 absentee ballots.


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John

It ain't gonna be over tonight. Absentee military ballots have until next Tuesday to arrive and be counted. This is close enough that those ballots and the absentee ballots that are in possession of the officials, can swing the election either way.


I suspect most absentee military ballots will be Republican.


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John

Officials do not plan to open absentee ballots tonight. So go back to tv, walk the dog or whatever else you would do.


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Elizabeth

Absentee ballots won't be finished until.tomorrow! Allegheny absentee ballots will be counted before midnight.


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Morganna


Formerlyjerseyjack said:

It ain't gonna be over tonight. Absentee military ballots have until next Tuesday to arrive and be counted. This is close enough that those ballots and the absentee ballots that are in possession of the officials, can swing the election either way.




I suspect most absentee military ballots will be Republican.

Steve Kornacki is suggesting that most will be counted by midnight. 9 precincts coming in 20 minutes.


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Elizabeth

Both CNN and MSNBC are making the point that absentee ballots in PA went to Clinton by a 4% margin, in 2016.


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